Working with Wordpress


How to add a link

1. Select the text you want to put a link on

2. Click on the link icon in the editing tool bar

3. put the URL (http://www…) in the URL box, then click "Add Link"


How to add images to library

Media > Add New

Drag drop new file as indicated.

You will then see a thumbnail of the file with a link to edit metadata related to it.

Click on “Media” and it will now be available in your Media Library


To insert the image into Page or Post

1. In Edit screen, place your cursor where you want the image to appear, then click on the small "Add Media" icon above the WYSIWYG editor.

2. Then…

     a. Click on Media Library Tab


     b. Find image and click on it. Fill out any additional information, then click on “Insert into page (or post)”


     c. In the page, click on the inserted image, then click on the image icon 

     d. The Edit Image tab provides options for resizing, and text wrap / alignment. Advanced Settings provides options for links, URL source, and styling. Click update to view changes.



How to add a page

Pages > Add New

You can "save draft" or publish. You won’t see it on the website until published.


How to add a post (blogging only)

Under Dashboard, click on Posts > Add New

You can "save draft" or publish


To insert a YouTube video (advanced)

1. Edit your page / post.

2. When you are ready to insert a YouTube video, save as draft, then in the left navigation, click on “Profile.”  Then, in the Profile, check “Disable the visual editor when writing” and click on “Update Profile” at the very bottom of the page.

3. In the left navigation, click on “Pages” (or “Posts”), and rollover the link to your YouTube page, then click on “edit”

4. In the page editor, you should now see the editor has buttons for formatting tags.


5. In the body of the page, Insert your cursor where you want your video to be placed.

5. Now open a new browser window with your YouTube video.  Under the YouTube video, click on “Share” then on “Embed.  Select and copy ALL the code in the box below:

6. Go back to your WordPress window and paste the code (in top menu “Edit > Paste” ) then click “Update”

7. Finally, again in the left navigation click on “Profile.”  Then, in the Profile, UNCHECK “Disable the visual editor when writing” and click on “Update Profile at the bottom of the page.

All future pages/posts will now have the WYSIWYG editor again.